Photo courtesy of sewaneetigers.com
By Keenan Lo
The Sewanee Football team ran into a powerful Washington University team on Saturday, October 18, and ended up losing by a score of 38-14. Washington dominated the pass game, outgaining Sewanee 307 to 89 through the air. While Sewanee played much better in the second half, the first half was too much for them to overcome. At half time, they fell behind 31-0. There were several bright spots, however, as Steven Hearn (C’18) caught a 32 yard bomb from Allan Parrott (C’19). Zach Keller (C’19) also ran for his first career touchdown. This marks the fourth time in a row that Sewanee has found themselves on the losing end, so one has to wait and see what happens next.
The game fell on Family Weekend, so parents of all the students came out to support the football team, the Tiger Girls, and the Sewanee Cheer team. The action did not disappoint. Aside from the football game, both the Tiger Girls and the cheer team delivered entertaining performances. Elizabeth Parrish (C’19), whose parents were here this weekend, said that “while the actual game wasn’t that entertaining to watch because we were losing for the majority of the time, the team gave a good effort, the cheerleaders and the Tigers Girls kept the crowd entertained, and both did a great job.” Melanie Vaughn (C’19) is a member of the cheer team, and she thoroughly enjoyed the benefits of her team’s hard work. She acts as both a “flyer and a base. The flyer is the one who is put up in the air, and a base is the one holding someone up in the air”, she went on to explain. These three teams put together a trifecta of great performances for the Sewanee students and their parents this weekend, and hopefully good fortune will follow for the football team.*All stats, unless otherwise noted, are credited to sewaneetigers.com.